Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year.
Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.
You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; DMC Very Dark Navy (939) and Burnt Orange Red (606).
Ruled by the fiery Sun, Leo the Lion cannot be ignored. There’s a sense of royalty surrounding this magnificent glamourpuss, whose warmth, charm and love of drama always puts them at the center of attention.
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Deborah Melber says
Love anything Zodiac! Waiting on Pieces my sign. You do beautiful work, however I’ve been cross stitching over the years and some of your tips that I’ve read have helped me. Haven’t cross stitched for awhile, but ready to get back at it. Keep up the nice work, enjoy and happy stitching. Debbie